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Do you feel like you need facial rejuvenation, but are not sure where to start? The TDI Effortless Lift is The Derm Institute’s Patented Liquid Lift procedure. You can’t get this exclusive treatment anywhere else in Southern California.

TDI Effortless Lift can create that airbrushed, celebrity look without surgery and without downtime. It combines aesthetic treatments to provide natural lift and glow, rejuvenating and brightening your full facial appearance. This is an exclusive and personalized treatment package that caters to your individual skin’s beauty needs.

Learn more about our liquid lift by contacting The Derm Institute at 310-939-9800.

Liquid Facelift – the basics

A liquid lift, or liquid facelift, harnesses the power of injectable cosmetic treatments for facial rejuvenation. Unlike a surgical facelift that physically lifts tissues and removes excess skin, a liquid lift uses fillers to offset the signs of aging instead.

Facial volume loss is a primary contributor to the aging process. When you’re young, your face is full and your skin, tight. As you get older, this fullness declines. Combine less facial volume with loosening skin and you’ve got a recipe for wrinkles and sagging. A liquid lift brings volume back to the face using dermal fillers and relaxes dynamic wrinkles using neuromodulators like Botox®.

What sets the TDI Effortless Lift apart from other Liquid Lifts?

The TDI Effortless Lift is a type of liquid lift, but our process is more advanced than what you’ll likely receive at other dermatology practices in Southern California. Our specialized lift uses a patented process to provide our patients with the best results in facial rejuvenation.

How does it work? We use a combination of different dermal fillers in different facial areas along with a neuromodulator like Botox or Dysport®. Taking advantage of the slightly different characteristics each filler possesses and using layering effects, Dr. Chiu will sculpt, contour, lift, and volumize the face. This is the best approach for a full facial rejuvenation, as it does not just focus on one problem area. We don’t just treat the eyes, lips, cheeks; a TDI Effortless Lift treats the face in totality.

The application and use of various non-invasive treatments combined with the artistic and expert techniques utilized by Dr. Chiu are what truly sets The Derm Institute’s treatments apart. There are no shortcuts, inappropriate dilutions, or non-original manufacturer discount supplies ever used in our clinic. Dr. Chiu and The Derm Institute team are committed to exclusively providing advanced, expert, cutting edge and artistic facial rejuvenation safely.

We believe that our patented liquid lift in Redondo Beach, CA is the best option for non-surgical facial rejuvenation using cosmetic injectables. When you see your results, you’ll likely agree.

Learn more about non-surgical facial rejuvenation in Redondo Beach, CA. Call our office at (310) 939-9800 for an appointment or consultation today!

Patient Results

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3-dimensional Correction of the Aging Face
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3-dimensional Correction of the Aging Face

Common Questions

What is a Liquid Facelift?

The Liquid Facelift is a term utilized to describe the non-surgical rejuvenation of the face utilizing modalities such as fillers, volumizers, and neuromodulators to contour and bring back a rested, balanced, and youthful appearance. At The Derm Institute (TDI), we coin it TDI’s Effortless Lift Treatment. It is a way of utilizing our expert and cutting edge non-invasive cosmetic modalities to achieve the most natural appearing rejuvenation with lifted and balanced contours of the facial shape, without surgery or significant downtime.

What fillers or products will be used for my Liquid Effortless Lift?

Dr. Chiu will help customize your procedures and injectable fillers based on the amount of lift needed, and the desired length of duration for the product. Call for a consultation and Dr. Chiu will guide you through the subtle differences in all the fillers for your “Perfect Airbrushed Lift”.

Does the Liquid Facelift require surgery? Do I need general anesthesia?

Liquid Facelifts are completely non-surgical, requiring only local topical anesthesia. With a master injector such as Dr. Annie Chiu, downtime is minimal, and most patients can resume normal activities immediately.

How long does a Liquid Facelift last?

The duration of a Liquid Facelift or TDI’s Effortless Lift Treatment varies based on the modalities that are utilized. Combination treatments with products such as Juvederm Voluma and Sculptra can give not only immediate improvement but longer-term collagen boosting and results lasting up to two years. We recommend periodic touch-ups for maintenance of your Effortless Lift. Dr. Chiu and staff will help you individualize your plan and interval for touchup treatments.

Is the procedure painful?

At The Derm Institute, patient comfort is of utmost importance. Physician-strength topical numbing creams specially made for our clinic, along with the use of products that are premixed with local anesthetics and Pro-Nox Nitrous Oxide System makes Liquid Lifts a minimally uncomfortable procedure. Most of our patients are pleasantly surprised by how “effortless” the procedures feel.

What is the recovery like?

With all injectable treatments, there is a minor risk of bruising and swelling. Dr. Chiu will often utilize an expert Micro-cannula technique to minimize downtime. To decrease the need for any recovery time, we recommend reviewing TDI’s pre-filler directions.

When will I begin to see results?

The beauty and appeal of TDI’s Effortless Lift Treatment and Liquid Facelifts are that results can be seen immediately. Over the course of weeks, even more, impact will be noticed as new collagen is stimulated and skin texture is improved. This varies with the injectable product that was used to achieve lift. Expert injection of traditional dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma and Radiesse provide an instant lift, while strategic placement of volumizing agents such as Sculptra stimulates your own body’s collagen to restore youthful contours over the course of weeks to months.

How many treatments are needed?

Results from a Liquid Facelift or TDI’s Effortless Lift Treatment is a complete and customized skin rejuvenation that can be seen immediately. However, depending on the products and treatment choices that are personalized for the patient, some products do require up to 2-4 treatments to achieve the optimal benefit.

What will the long-term results be like?

Dr. Annie Chiu personally treats every patient, providing physician-level care to achieve a subtle, effortless, natural, and rested appearance. Our goal is to achieve an improvement that is completely natural to the eye, and never appear “overdone”. Dr. Chiu always says the goal is to still be yourself, but a more rested, radiant version of you.

What kind of downtime is there with a Liquid Facelift?

Because some bruising and swelling can occur in certain individuals, we recommend scheduling Liquid Lifts one to two weeks before a big event. However, most of our patients are surprised by how little downtime if any that they experience.

Why would I choose a Liquid Facelift rather than the traditional surgical Facelift?

The TDI Effortless Lift allows a more subtle, natural and non-invasive way to achieve a youthful appearance. There is minimal downtime compared to a traditional facelift, and no general anesthesia or hospital recovery is required. The biggest advantage of a non-surgical facelift with Dr. Chiu is that she will three-dimensionally evaluate and lift the contours of your features for natural-appearing rejuvenation.

Traditional surgical facelifts typically only pull back loose facial skin, sometimes resulting in a two-dimensionally flattened or artificial appearance. At The Derm Institute, we often work with top Plastic Surgeons to further define and contour the face with a liquid lift, even after traditional surgical facelifts, to achieve optimal, natural-looking results.

Who is a good candidate for the TDI Effortless Lift? Can men get it?

Anyone who feels some volume loss, increased folds, and sagging of the facial features is a candidate for a Liquid Facelift. Dr. Chiu will individualize a Liquid Lift for male and female patients who want to look more rested, relaxed, and radiant.

Can I have a Liquid Facelift procedure done if I’m pregnant?

Unfortunately, most of the products utilized for liquid facelifts are not currently FDA-approved for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, we are committed to helping any patient achieve healthy, happy, and radiant skin, and can provide safe options for skin rejuvenation no matter what stage in life you’re in. If you’re pregnant, a liquid lift isn’t available, but we would love to help you explore your options for rejuvenation.

Is the Liquid Facelift procedure FDA approved?

The Derm Institute only utilizes FDA-approved fillers, volumizers, and neuromodulators, along with FDA-approved devices. The application and use of these FDA-supported treatments combined with the artistic and expert techniques utilized by Dr. Chiu is what truly sets The Derm Institute apart. There are no shortcuts, inappropriate dilutions, or non-original manufacturer discount supplies ever used in our clinic. Dr. Chiu and The Derm Institute team are committed to exclusively providing advanced, expert, cutting edge and artistic facial rejuvenation safely.

Sounds intriguing?  Call our office at (310) 939-9800 for an appointment or consultation today!